Raptors release statement on departures of Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green

Raptors release statement on departures of Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green

Morey has acknowledged aggressively exploring the trade market this offseason but said recently that Paul and perennial All-NBA guard James Harden are the two players who will definitely return to the Rockets next season.

With Kawhi Leonard and Paul George agreeing to join the Clippers on Friday and the Lakers signing power forward Anthony Davis on Saturday, Los Angeles has emerged as the biggest victor in one of the wildest free agency seasons in recent memory.

There are not many teams out there, if any, that would be open to a Russell Westbrook trade. The 51-year-old expects some of the team's holdovers to rise to the occasion in Leonard's absence.

Despite the persistent rumors that the Houston Rockets are interested in Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook, it doesn't necessarily mean Rockets point guard Chris Paul would be traded.

OKC has a tough decision on its hands, but George's trade demand has forced the Thunder to reevaluate their current course, and Westbrook could be headed out as a result. "He delivered big time ..." Gordon is a proven scorer (16.2 points per game last season) and underrated defender who is due $14.1 million next season in the final year of his contract.

Still, it's wild to think of what a Leonard-George-Westbrook trio playing in Toronto would have looked like. This past season, Ingram averaged a career-best 18.3 points over 52 games. Westbrook's value on the market is unclear due to his contract, however, he is coming off of his third straight season averaging a triple-double and has proven he can single-handedly carry a team into the playoffs.

With that said, it's also not like there won't be a market at all. A few teams that could emerge as fits are the Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, and Washington Wizards.

The Houston Rockets reportedly could be interested in Westbrook being their next move, rival executives told The Athletic's Sam Amick and Brett Dawson.

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